Here's a new veil from Rosa Mystica Mantilla, Claudia. This is a tea stained version of the Joan veil. It's the same Venice lace trim, and the same Chantilly lace in the body of the wrap veil as the Joan veil, only in a different color.
There are two Claudias of note. St. Claudia was the mother of Linus, who was the second Pope. She was one of the woman in Rome whom Paul mentions in second Timothy.
The other was Pontius Pilot's wife. In the Gospel of Matthew, Claudia warns her husband not to condemn Our Lord Jesus to death.
Here above is a beautifully done etching, The Dream of Pilot's Wife, by Alphonse Francois. We see Claudia descending the stairs. She's escorted by her guardian angel who is whispering to her. And she's very obviously troubled. At the top of the stairs, a lamp reveals that she's just now left her bed. The bed sheets are disheveled, indicating that she's had a fitful night's sleep. The rest of the piece reveals the passion, the heavens and a multitude of souls, many of whom are saints. Most are looking on towards Claudia, not Our Lord. They're like a Greek Chorus asking Claudia, "What will you do with this Jesus of Nazareth?"
Our Lord is in fact looking on towards Claudia as well.
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